11/15/15: Today’s Top Tips: Sunday

November 15th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White & Friends @ The Egg, Albany. Wow! This is a dream date. Has Ry Cooder ever played in Albany? Then match him up with mandolin master Ricky Skaggs and his heavenly-voiced wife Sharon White? Oh boy, we can’t wait… 7:30pm. $45, $55 & $65. GO HERE to read an interview with Cooker and Skaggs…

MUSIC: Joseph Arthur @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Grammy-nominated indie-rock singer-songwriter and visionary artist brings his gritty, original sound to Hudson in support of his new cassette release Days of Surrender. With singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin. 8pm. $18.

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MUSIC: Shana Falana @ BSP Lounge, Kingston. An evening of seriously thrilling, adventurous music. With Anna Von Hausswolff celebrating the release of her new album, The Miraculous. Doors open at 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Unexplainable Billy Eli & His Amazing Spooklights @ the Ale House, Troy. From deep in the heart of Austin, Texas comes Mr. Eli (with some help from local music luminairies). 7pm. $10.

MUSIC: Cassie & Maggie MacDonald @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The award-winning Canadian Celtic roots sisters are back in town. 7pm. $20.

THEATER: “BOND: The story of a soldier and his dog” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. East coast premiere. Last chance! The one-man/one-dog show show written and performed by Logan Black tells the story of his experiences as a Specialized Search Dog Handler, training and later working alongside his bomb-sniffing K-9 partner Diego in Iraq. 2pm. $15; $10 for students, seniors & veterans.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Heart Like a Wheel/Beacon Riverfest Fundraiser @ the Falcon, Marlboro. The benefit concert for the annual Beacon Riverfest features the Beacon Music Factory Faculty Band (Kelly Ellenwood of Madera Vox, Daria Grace, Kathleen Bosman, Josh Stark, J Why and Stephen Clair) covering Linda Ronstadt’s classic album Heart Like A Wheel in its entirety. 7pm. $25; $15 students & seniors; $75 VIP.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Maddies Mark Benefit @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Featuring Fred Armisen (“Saturday Night Live,” “Portlandia”) and Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers). 7pm. $30; $50 VIP.

MUSIC: “Ruth Pelham: Following in the Footsteps of Pete Seeger” @ North Chatham Free Library, North Chatham. The Queen of the Music Mobile serves up an afternoon of songs, stories and sing-alongs. 3pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Mallett Brothers @ the Old Station Inn, Greenwich. 6pm. $10.

MUSIC: OC45 @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Totally Gnarly, Dead Radio Rebels and the Rigs. 2pm.

MUSIC: Rachel Yamagata @ the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton. A full-band show. With My Name Is You. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Alfio @ The Egg’s Swyer Theatre, Albany. The charismatic singer-songwriter-musician delivers much-loved classics and pop standards plus his acclaimed originals as he performs songs from his PBS-TV special and upcoming studio album After Love. 3pm. $36.25.

STORYTELLING: Tellabration @ Proctors, Schenectady. The theme is “Unexpected Kindness” and the storytellers are Janet Carter, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Adam Hoffman, Christie Keegan, Eliud Nieves, Nancy Marie Pay and Joe Peck with emcee Karen Pillsworth. 2pm. $6-$12.

THEATER: “Holy Laughter” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. WAM Theatre’s production of Catherine Trieschmann’s play follows an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary. 2pm. $35. Through Sunday, November 22.

MUSIC: Robin Spielberg @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Get up close and personal with the pianist-composer to kick off the On the Stage Series. Yes, you’ll be seated on the stage. 2pm. $30.

THEATER ON SCREEN: “Hamlet” @ Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by London’s National Theatre. 12noon. $15; $12 children age 12 & under.